Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: South Carolina: Edgefield County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

James(Jim)TANKSLEY 1840-1910, Edgefield
Posted by: Cynthia Date: December 30, 1999 at 10:36:59
  of 1566

My great-grandfather Henry TANKSLEY, an
African American, was born in Edgefield, SC about 1868 I believe. He moved to Screven County, GA in the late 1800s and married my great-grandmother Easter BROWN. Their 1st child was born in 1900. There was a James TANSLEY listed in the 1870 census who had 2 sons named Henry. One of these sons was 2 yrs. old. I've found what I believe to be a definite find for my family on the 1880 Edgefield census. There is a Jim TANSLEY or TANKSLEY listed who has a son named Henry who is 14 years old. Henry's siblings listed as Ben, Emma and Mamie match information I received from Henry's only surviving son and oldest grandaughter. They both mentioned Edgefield relatives named Ben, Emma who was called Aunt Sissy and an Aunt Mame who I believe was Mamie. The Jim TANKSLEY I've found lived in the Wise Township. In the 1870, 1900-1920 census a Samuel and Handy TANKSLEY were mentioned who are possibly relatives of Jim.

I'm searching for any information about the TANKSLEYs of Edgefield.

No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network